Friday Evening Lecture

Elegy and Rejuvenation in Jacques-Louis David's “Anger of Achilles”
Thomas E. Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 6:00 PM

About this lecture: Exiled from France in 1816 for his Napoleonic sympathies, the aging Jacques-Louis David found himself in Brussels, divested of his great studio and exalted status. Undaunted, he set about rebuilding his foundations as an artist, stripping both drawing and dramatic composition to the most basic terms. In his lecture, Crow will discuss the first full expression of David’s campaign on canvas, The Anger of Achilles, in the collection of the Kimbell. With renewed artistic energy, David delved searchingly into the tragic literary lineage of the Trojan war and the pain of removal from a cherished home.

About this lecture series: Evening lectures by distinguished guest speakers, held throughout the year, address a range of topics relating to the appreciation and interpretation of art.

Free; no reservations required.  Seating is limited.

Pavilion Auditorium

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